PP/GC/PO/535 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, regarding the establishment of a new French paper at Smyrna, 12 July 1841
Letter from John Ponsonby, first Viscount Ponsonby, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: a new paper is to be published in Smyrna in French and Greek. The chief editor is Le Chevalier de Jongh, Consul General of Denmark. Ponsonby thinks it will contain support of English policy in so far as may be prudent. It will be particularly employed in exploring Greek lies. The L’ECHO DE L’ORIENT is a purely French paper. The MANZARI SHARK is hindered by the censor, a tool of Reshid Pasha; Ponsonby hopes to soon see an English language newspaper free of censorship. 12 Jul 1841 The letter is marked “Private”.
Two papers
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